Comments on: Hearing from allies in the fight for our environment http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/hearing-from-allies-in-the-fight-for-our-environment/ The EPA Blog Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:22:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Rod A. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/hearing-from-allies-in-the-fight-for-our-environment/#comment-18492 Wed, 10 Nov 2010 23:05:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2326#comment-18492 I wish I would have know about this forum as well. My beef is concerning the agriculture discharge in the watershed. It’s troubling.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/hearing-from-allies-in-the-fight-for-our-environment/#comment-18491 Sun, 11 Apr 2010 05:21:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2326#comment-18491 Stormwater control is a big concern in south Orange County now because it has been shown that water pollution’s root cause is stormwater runoff from built up urban and rural agricultural areas. The San Diego District of the Water Quality Control Board has just approved tough new regulations on storm water. All of it possible should be captured and reused but the water not captured must be allowed to naturally go into the ground instead of runoff into storm drains. Walks, roads and parking lots can all be made of porus material that will allow stormwater to filter down into the soil. There will be better dry runoff controls in construction sites. And most dry runoff will be prohibited with few exceptions like using the water needed to put out fires. We are planning to do all we can to clean up creeks, rivers, and coast of South Orange County and create new green jobs and green building materials in the construction industry in the process. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Hired Mind http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/hearing-from-allies-in-the-fight-for-our-environment/#comment-18490 Fri, 09 Apr 2010 20:51:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2326#comment-18490 I, too, would have wanted to participate in the survey. There are many examples of newly created opportunities for the public to learn about environmental protection and green activities that are easily implemented.
On the other hand, there is my recent experience trying to access information about a flocculant a mining company proposes to use in their experimental in situ borehole mining project that involves a UIC well, hydraulic fracturing, wastewater disposal into the groundwater after having been treated with the mystery chemical. There is no information on the Internet about this chemical; my calls to the CDC, DNR, EPA, US Army Corps, and some other numbers those agencies referred me to, yielded no information. No one had ever heard of the chemical, and there are no records of the manufacturer’s testing protocols and results. However, the CDC receptionist apologetically admitted that there is somewhat of a loophole in Federal guidelines for reporting requirements and regulations because the statutes do not require manufacturers to test chemicals that are considered “trade secrets”; and only those companies required to file with the SEC need report chemicals used in their operations. Can this actually be true? How unfortunate for the vulnerable and unsuspecting public!
More perplexing is that the mining company would not disclose information regarding potential hazards, remediation methods, synergistic properties, etc., to the public, nor in their EAW. And the DNR representative at the public forum didn’t show concern about this either. The scientific experts who wrote the EAW have only volunteered that the chemical is environmentally safe. Hmmmmm, isn’t that what was said about DDT and Agent Orange, and Vermiculite, and….well, you get the point.
If only Fed and State statutes regarding groundwater and what you can put into it included stronger requirements for permitting, and followed through with more muscular enforcement of statutes when industry users impact aquifers supplying lake water and drinking water.

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/hearing-from-allies-in-the-fight-for-our-environment/#comment-18489 Fri, 09 Apr 2010 13:36:11 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2326#comment-18489 I was unaware of that forum, or I certainly would have posted my opinion there.

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/04/hearing-from-allies-in-the-fight-for-our-environment/#comment-18488 Fri, 09 Apr 2010 13:24:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2326#comment-18488 It’s around 80’s I met with Water User farmer, here, to dialogue and share about water using in their area. These dialogues are two ways communication, it’s rarely moment that time. Simple language but depth their experiences. Now, democracy reform (?), I watch TV, they are angry to government and destruction of govt. facilities……

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